Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Pakistan, Khilafat Movement (contd-1)
Khilafat Activists leading procession
Khilafat Movement (1919-1924) was a political movement launched mainly by the Muslims against the British rule to protect the Ottoman Empire during the aftermath of WWI.The caliphate is an Islamic system of Govt. in which the state rules under islamic laws.Caliph literally means successor or representative and emphasizes religious authority for the head of the state, known as Caliph.Ottoman empire, having takenthe side of the Central Powers during WWI, suffered a major military defeat. The treaty of Versailles (1919) reduced its territorial extent under the Treaty of Sevres (1920) and severed the territory such as Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, iraq, and Egypt. Though they assured to protect the ottoman emperer's status as caliph.
Dr. Ansari, Abdul Rahman siddiqui, Soaib Qureishi and Choudhury Khaliquzzaman.
On this occasion about 18,000 indian muslim moved to brotherly independent muslim State Afghanistan .